The Silver Route is a natural trail that has linked the Cantabrian Sea with the Andalusian Atlantic Ocean since ancient times. Romans took advantage to build a road to transport precious silver, leaving behind the base of a major legacy taking you through history
The Royal Guadalupe Monastery, San Juan Bautista Hospital and the Infantes or Gramática School, as well as the fascinating architecture found in every street and square, are worth exploring.
The bustling Plaza Mayor, the Bishop's Palace, the Palaces of the Marqueses of Mirabel, Carvajal-Girón, Las Torres and the convent of San Vicente Ferrer are further areas of particular interest in the city.
The city of Salamanca is a treasure trove of monuments, where the bustle of the university beats in non-stop cultural activity. The surrounding region of Armuña (Castellanos de Villiquera, Monterrubio, Gomecello, La Velles) is famous for its vegetables with the La Silver Route passing through on its way towards Zamora.
To the south lie Arapiles and Mozarbez. Standing in the Salamancan countryside, Ledsema is another town that has a particular historical interest.
Places of interest to visit are the Cathedral, the historical centre, the San Isidro church, the San Pedro y San Ildefonso church, the Encarnación hospital and the Momos palace. Churches, palaces, old noble houses, convents and medieval streets are all waiting to be discovered.
There is a lot to see and do in this town, such as the Santa María de Azogue church, the San Juan del Mercado church, and the Hospital de la Piedad which was built in the 16th century for pilgrims making their way to Santiago.